My stock wheels don't have any paint? Be careful what you use, some paint removers are caustic, and will corrode the aluminum. A solvent, like acetone, will soften the paint, and won't hurt the aluminum. There may be a clear coating on the wheels, I don't know that for sure. But if there is, and you take it off, then the wheels will be harder to keep clean/shiny.
The ribs and the lip have clear on them. Every other surface is black. Didn't look bad at first, but then the passenger front wheel started flaking off paint. I don't want to roll like that. I'll check out the paintbrush cleaner. Any other suggestions? :dunno:
Worst case, somebody had them powder coated. That would be hard to get off. But if somebody painted them with anything else, sprayed on, acetone will probably get it off, along with some scrubbing with a stiff brush. I guess somebody liked the look of black wheels with that black car.
Methylene Chloride-Based strippers work best. It even dissolves powdercoat. Work outside, wear gloves and goggles. I used it on some T rims that were powercoated and worked great. Get the product with the highest % of above chemical